Warmer weather is starting to creep in, which invites spontaneous trips to the beach and lighter attire during the work week. The month is blessed with blue skies, occasional April showers, and the beginning of the summer blockbusters — even though it’s not quite summertime yet. So it wouldn’t hurt to grab some new gear to accommodate the shift into the new season.
Spring brings forth mostly sunny weather, so we’ve rounded up a mix of gear to compliment those crystal clear skies in our latest scoured guide. Amazon always comes through when it comes to attire, accessories, and everyday tools, but we know you can easily get lost in the e-commerce giant’s seemingly endless selections. From wireless headphones perfect for running to a camera backpack to help you haul your DSLR to snap amazing photos in natural light, we’ve gathered the best that Amazon has to offer this month.
5.11 EDC PL 2AAA Penlight
You never really think about getting a compact everyday flashlight until you absolutely need one. The 5.11 EDC Penlight is a 107-lumen torch that beams a visible light up to 26 meters. It’s IPX4-rated for splash-resistance and tested for 2-meter drops. Keep it on your person at all times thanks to its rugged pocket clip and stay ready for any problems requiring better nighttime visibility.
Hydro Flask 32 oz Tumbler
We’re sure you’ll find a sunny day or two during spring to fire up the grill, so here’s the ideal BBQ buddy to hold your brew. The Hydro Flask 32 oz Tumbler will keep your Moscow Mule or preferred beer cold for up to 24 hours, in addition to keeping hot beverages hot for up to six hours. Like all the quality products in the Hydro Flask catalog, this tumbler uses double-walled, vacuum insulated ‘Tempshield’ insulation. Save Mother Nature and trade in your styrofoam cups for this cold-keeping beverage champ.
Rhodia A4 Wirebound Pad
If you’re the artistic type, ideas will often come to you at random moments. Stay ready to take notes for those precious ideas with the Rhoida A4 Wirebound Pad. It comes with 80 sheets of acid-free, pH neutral graph paper. The paper is also micro-perforated for easy removal to trash an accomplished to-do list or write down a reminder to give to a teammate.
Case Orange Synthetic Medium Stockman Knife
The Case Stockman Knife is a multi-blade tool ideal for hunters, farmers, fishermen, and ropers. It’s constructed with ‘Tru-Sharp’ surgical stainless steel and a synthetic handle for a comfortable grip. No matter what life throws at you, the Stockman Knife has the blade to do the job right, including a sheepsfoot, spey, clip, and punch blade. You won’t want to leave home without this everyday tool.
The North Face Paramount Trail Shorts
Spending more time on the trails is always a win, but you have to make sure you’re sporting the right pair of shorts. The North Face Paramount Trail Shorts are constructed for grueling hikes with UPF 50+ protection, scoop hand pockets, zip-close cargo pockets for your everyday essentials, and a buckled web belt for a secure fit. Made from 100% polyester, these shorts are comfy and mobile.
The North Face Borod Hoodie
Although the sun is shining longer these days, you’ll still need a durable hoodie to battle cold nights and frosty mornings. For those who need warm camping or hiking apparel, this Borod Hoodie by The North Face will do more than just fine. Made with 95% polyester and 5% elastane, the comfortable hoodie has a sporty fit for mobility and enough warmth for cold nights out in the backcountry.
JBL Charge 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Whether you’re lounging at home on the weekend or catching some sun at the beach, the JBL Charge 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker will blast your favorite tunes to set the mood. Wirelessly connect up to two smartphones to the portable speaker and take turns playing DJ. You’ll get up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge thanks to the built-in rechargeable 7800 mAh battery.
New Balance Hierro v3 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoes
Now that the days are filled with more sunshine, you can enjoy the clear skies on your daily run. To help you keep improving on your mile time, upgrade your footwear to the New Balance Hierro v3 running shoes. These trail running shoes are equipped with ‘Vibram’ outsoles for excellent traction, ‘Fresh Foam’ midsoles, ‘Hyposkin’ uppers, and a debris-free design with a sock-like fit, protecting you from collecting rocks and dirt that always try to sneak in.
LaCie Rugged 2TB Thunderbolt Portable Hard Drive
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Mac or PC, the LaCie 2TB Thunderbolt Portable Hard Drive will ensure your project doesn’t get pushed back. This hard drive allows you to take your project out of the office with its IP 54-resistance to the elements, in addition to blazing fast speeds via Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. It also provides you with up to 387 MB/s, allowing you to transfer tons of data in a quickly.
Sony Wireless Noise-Canceling Sports Headphones
Train to your favorite tunes with the Sony Wireless Sports Headphones, providing you with digital noise-canceling technology for minimized distractions with an ambient sound mode to blend music and your surrounding environment. The wireless headphones are IPX4-rated, allowing them to handle your sweat or rain splashes without any issues. On a single charge, you’ll have nine hours of playback battery.
Lowepro Whistler BP 450 AW Camera Backpack
You can’t capture amazing photos if you leave your DSLR camera at home. Take it out for an adventure with the Lowerpro Whistler backpack built for outdoor photographers. This rugged backpack provides all-weather protection for a DSLR camera and up to three lenses, in addition to extra room for some of your everyday gear. There are also various heavy-duty attachment points for hefty gear, such as tripods or even a snowboard.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial Master Chronometer
For those in need of a show-stopping watch to wear at blockbuster premieres, the 43.5mm Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial Master Chronometer fits the bill. The anti-magnetic timepiece features a 60-hour power reserve, 39 jewels, helium escape valve, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, unidirectional rotating bezel, and Omega’s caliber 8900 movement. It’s also water-resistant up to 600 meters, in case you get into a watery scenario.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Amazon - March 2019
If you can’t get enough gear in your life, we totally understand your situation. Check out our roundup for the best gear on Amazon from last month for more options to quench your thirst.
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